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Migration to Skype for Business Server 2019 – Phase 7 (part 7)

Welcome back! Or if you’re new, then welcome! In yesterday’s blog we discussed Phase 6 which included moving from a pilot to a production deployment. Today we work on sealing the deal by going over our post-migration tasks. The list of tasks is pretty extensive but we’ll be sure to cover each one in detail […]

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Migration to Skype for Business Server 2019 – Phase 6 (part 6)

Hello again! Welcome back to Phase 6 of 8 in our migration to Skype for Business Server 2019. Last time we added the Edge Server role to our deployment. In this blog we’ll be making the big move from pilot to production! Don’t be scared though, because we’ll be discussing everything you’ll need to set […]

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Migration to Skype for Business Server 2019 – Phase 1 (part 1)

Skype for Business Server 2019 was recently released for preview on 7/24/18. With this release comes a plethora of information on what is included in this revision, what changes were made, and possibly the most important thing, how to migrate from Lync Server 2013 or Skype for Business Server 2015 to Skype for Business Server […]

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Skype for Business – Controlling Contact Privacy Options

By default in Skype for Business, any two users (internal or external) who can communicate with each other can also see each other’s presence information. Some organizations may want to give their end users control on who they want to see their presence information. This can be configured through a feature called Privacy Mode, and […]

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New Skype for Business Client Released for macOS!

Great news for enterprise Mac users – this week, out of Redmond: the new Skype for Business client for macOS has been released and is available for download! If you’re a business Mac user (or if you support Mac users), and currently use Lync Server, Skype for Business Server, or Skype for Business Online as […]

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Office 365 Change Management

Through the web, in-print, and from subject matter experts you can find many materials, scenarios, and use cases on how to migrate to Office 365. It is likely that your unique situation has been partly documented somewhere or an external resource can ease your mind as you begin to evaluate unplugging on-premises hardware. Don’t forget […]

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Controlling Skype4B Application Sharing Bandwidth

In a previous blog post I talked about how administrators and architects should place more emphasis on planning for application sharing bandwidth in their Skype4B deployments.  Armed with that information, the next logical progression of this blog series continues the focus on application sharing and discusses the available methods within Skype4B to manage and control […]

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Skype4B App Share: What in the World Are You Doing to My Network?

For many of the Skype for Business and Lync readers out there, you may think to yourself, “Hey, I’ve seen a similar title like that before…”, and you would be absolutely correct. During Lync Conference 2014, Lync MVP Jeff Schertz gave a fantastic presentation about “Video – What in the World Are You Doing to […]

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Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From August 2015

  Now that September is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in August – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. 

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How The Default SIP Domain Impacts Exchange Online UM Connections

Background I was recently working on an engagement where the customer was migrating from Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Exchange Online. The customer had been a long time Enterprise Voice customer (OCS, Lync 2010, and now Lync 2013). As the customer grew over the years, so had their Lync environment. The customer originally deployed OCS […]

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One Of My Favorite Skype For Business (Formerly, Lync) Features

  Is she online yet? Is he free or in a meeting? Ugh, how many times a day do you find yourself wondering whether your colleague is available for a chat? Relax. And quit checking your instant messenger (IM) every five seconds. With Skype for Business (formerly, Microsoft Lync), your needs are met by one […]

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Skype for Business: Meeting Broadcast Experience

If your organization is using Office Communicator and/or offers cell phone allowance, now is likely an opportune time to reevaluate. Here’s insight on just a few Skype for Business (formerly known as Lync) features that we will see in the near future. These features will enhance your webinars, demos, and team meetings. “…as meetings grow […]

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Skype for Business – Reverse Proxy 101

  First let’s start off with what a Reverse proxy is and then cover how it fits in with with Skype for Business Server. The Reverse proxy is a device that receives requests from clients on and then forwards the request on to another resource, in this case a Skype for Business Front End server. This is done in […]

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How to Plan & Prepare for Skype for Business – Webinar Recap

It’s official – as of mid April, which was covered in another post – Microsoft Lync is now Skype for Business. As expected, customers who have Lync deployed either on premises or in the cloud have questions, and folks who use Skype for personal use are wondering how well this communication tool, which works wonders […]

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Ignite 2015 – Monitoring Investments in Skype4B

It’s the typical issue all IT professionals face: a new system is designed, built and deployed to end users, but months down the road issues arise and administrators are faced with the overwhelming task of trying to find root cause to remediate issues. As an IT Pro (in a previous life) this is definitely something […]

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